Ride Descriptions

MLR Ride Descriptions

Maine Lighthouse Ride logo Our 15th annual Maine Lighthouse Ride in 2018 was the best ride ever. Just over 1200 riders biked one of popular loops along the coast of Maine.  ETA volunteers staffed five rest stops and served fantastic pizza.  Happy riders told us they'd be back next year to do it again.

This ride has become established as a major cycling event in Southern Maine, and the upcoming 2019 ride stands to be the best ever!

Great views of the ocean along each MLR rideThe Maine Lighthouse Ride benefits the Eastern Trail Alliance, an organization dedicated to building a 65-mile greenway from Kittery to South Portland, Maine.

Included in the ride
- Views of the spectacular Maine coastline and up to 9 lighthouses!
- Fully supported rides and rest stops
- Food and conversation

All rides begin and end at the beautiful oceanfront campus of Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) in South Portland. Rides are self-guided, with maps and cue sheets available to download and print, or to store on a phone or other mobile device.

More information on each of the three different ride routes:

Our 25-mile ride option is suspended for 2019 while construction takes place on the "Gap" portion of the Eastern Trail beyond Wainwright Field (from South Portland into Scarborough and beyond). We hope to bring this ride back as a total off-road ride option once construction is complete.

Some of the routes have GPS map options - check the particular ride description page for this information.

The short video below gives a sense of the fun that people have riding in the Maine Lighthouse Ride. Come and enjoy it with us!

Maine Lighthouse Ride logo

Maine Lighthouse Ride Registration
September 12, 2020

Online registration for the 2020 Maine Lighthouse Ride is now open

☆ Become an Eastern Trail Alliance member now and reduce your registrations costs for future Maine Lighthouse Rides - go here to join.

☆ You can also register by mail. Fill out this form, and mail with a check covering the registration fee.

(Registration fees cannot be refunded or transferred to a future ride)

Maine Lighthouse Ride Bike Jersey

2019 MLR jerseyMaine Lighthouse Ride Bike Jerseys available for ordering now (2019 design shown here)! Click image for more information

Bike Jerseys from the 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 Maine Lighthouse Rides can also be ordered online - More info and pictures here

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